1985 Smith Woodhouse

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Doggett
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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by Doggett » 13:12 Mon 30 Nov 2015

SW85 Deep colour, Strong fruits coming through. Slight bitterness at the end that prevented a better score. 88 points

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Re: 1985 Smith Woodhouse

Post by AHB » 23:16 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Mature red, 50% opaque. Mild fruit at first on the nose, a nice mix of sweet and sour. Mild and modest entry, sweet but with sticky fruit. Air on the palate releases some nice fruit flavours with the mature fruit balanced by a decent dose of acidity. Warm aftertaste with modest fruit, fruit which gets stronger through the finish until you reach an attractive green chewiness. Interesting phases of flavour on the finish. 88/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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